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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Tissue Viability

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a dynamic, motivated and proactive Registered Nurse with a passion for wound care to join our integrated Tissue Viability team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Based at the Northern General Hospital, the Tissue Viability Team provides expert advice across the organisation, both in the acute and community settings, to patients and health care professionals alike, working in partnership to ensure best patient outcomes.

The provision and delivery of Tissue Viability education is a key aspect of this role the successful candidate will therefore be expected to regularly deliver both informal and formal training and education to all disciplines of staff, in order to facilitate improvements in pressure ulcer prevention and lower leg management, in addition to other Trust patient safety improvement priorities.

The successful candidate will be expected to travel not only across all the hospital sites but also in the community setting of Sheffield, therefore a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this post.

Main duties of the job

You will utilise specialist knowledge and skills to undertake clinical assessments of patients with a wide range of Tissue Viability needs, including pressure ulcers, lower leg conditions and complex wounds, in order to formulate a plan of care, based on their individual needs.

Through partnership working and the delivery of training and education, you will develop and empower staff in all aspects of Tissue Viability related care to enable them to deliver the highest standard of holistic care to patients.

You will support and participate in the development and delivery of Tissue Viability related projects and campaigns, implementing recommendations in order to ensure best practice is adopted across the organisation.

Working within the Central Nursing team, you will act as a role model for the organisation, leading by example, demonstrating and promoting STH PROUD values and behaviours at all times.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Current NMC registration
  • Has, or is able to demonstrate evidence of working towards, a healthcare degree
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998
  • Evidence of undergraduate or postgraduate study in Tissue Viability or a related subject e.g. Burns and Plastics, Vascular, Dermatology, Lymphoedema
  • Evidence of continuing education and professional development


  • Evidence of a recognised Tissue Viability and / or Leg Ulcer Management qualification
  • Nurse prescriber qualification

Values and Behaviours (PROUD)


  • Provides outstanding service, by putting patients first, ensuring patients are cared for with courtesy, compassion, dignity and empathy
  • Respectful to patients, staff colleagues and all internal and external contacts whilst valuing diversity
  • Takes ownership for own actions and areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrates unity by working in partnership with all colleagues and committing to team goals
  • Proven track record of delivery of professional, efficient and effective services

Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High standards of record keeping
  • Information Technology Skills
  • Able to evidence clinical knowledge and skills in Tissue Viability: holistic patient assessment, complex wound assessment, treatment planning and evaluation
  • Understanding of principles of wound management and healing, including use of contemporary wound dressings and technologies
  • Understanding of principles of pressure ulcer prevention and management, including different types of pressure redistributing equipment
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills - supportive, sensitive, empathetic and approachable manner
  • Ability to manage change, both personally and as a facilitator
  • Knowledge of national and local context of healthcare especially linked to the speciality of Tissue Viability
  • Understanding of standard setting / audit / research, and application to clinical practice
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of patient care and the needs of the service
  • Able to deal sensitively with challenging situations
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Understands and recognises own limitations and when to escalate to more experienced practitioners
  • Understands the principles of confidentiality
  • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress and stressful situations, and can recognise when and how to use them
  • Able to demonstrate resilience through a good attendance record



  • Relevant post registration experience e.g. Tissue Viability, Burns and Plastics, Vascular, Dermatology, Lymphoedema
  • Experience of, and understanding of the importance of, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ward / department / unit level managerial experience
  • Experience of working autonomously and managing own workload
  • Experience of working under pressure
  • Evidence of informal teaching in a clinical setting


  • Evidence of formal teaching

Other Factors


  • UK Driving Licence with access to a vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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